Decision details

Community Chest grants 2023 to 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider the recommendations of the West Suffolk Grant Working Party in respect of the levels of funding (if any) to be awarded to applicants to the Community Chest funding scheme for 2023 to 2024.


The report containing the above recommendations will also include separate consideration of a core funding grant to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds for 2023 to 2024.





A.           Recommendations of the Grant Working Party: Community Chest

1.           The allocation of Community Chest funding for 2023 to 2024, be approved, namely:

a.            Reach Community Projects, Haverhill £13,000

b.            West Suffolk Citizens Advice, West Suffolk £245,379

c.            Catch 22, Suffolk Positive Futures, Mildenhall and Newmarket £4,800

d.            Haverhill Community Trust, Haverhill £11,620

e.            Mildenhall and Newmarket Sea Cadets £6,000

f.             The Racing Centre, Newmarket £5,400

g.            Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds £5,993

h.           Vogue Athletics, Newmarket £10,000

i.             Bridge Community Church, Bury St Edmunds £7,000

j.             Cambridge Pringle Group, Haverhill £7,800

k.            St Mary’s Church, Haverhill £6,925

l.             Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service (SARS), West Suffolk £10,000

m.          West Suffolk Hive CIC, West Suffolk £3,982

n.           Hundon Village Hall and Playing Fields Charity £2,480

o.            Bury Women’s Aid, West Suffolk  £4,200

p.            Cruse Bereavement, West Suffolk £4,882

q.            The Befriending Scheme, Haverhill £5,000

r.            Families Together, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill £5,908

s.            Sharing Parenting – SEN Worker, West Suffolk £5,142

t.             St Nicholas Hospice Trust, West Suffolk £20,000

u.           Suffolk Family Carers, West Suffolk £10,000

v.            Art Branches CIC, West Suffolk £9,524

w.           Second Chance Stroke Association, Bury St Edmunds £3,840

x.            BME Suffolk Support Group (BSSG) CIC, Mildenhall £3,000

y.            Bury Drop In, Bury St Edmunds £9,460

z.            Gatehouse Caring, Bury St Edmunds £12,934

aa.         Lightwave CIO, Red Lodge and Beck Row £8,200

bb.        Our Special Friends, West Suffolk £5,000

cc.         The Voluntary Network, West Suffolk (Befriending Service) £31,700

dd.        The Voluntary Network, West Suffolk (Community Transport) £52,810

ee.         Wood Monkey CIC, West Suffolk £20,000

ff.           The Gunners Football Club, West Row £5,550


2.           For the reasons set out in paragraph 3.4.2 of Report number CAB/WS/23/009, no Community Chest funding for 2023 to 2024 be awarded to:

a.            Abbeycroft Leisure – Explore Outdoor, West Suffolk

b.            Abbeycroft Leisure – Move More Outdoors, West Suffolk

c.            CRE8 Theatre Productions CIC,

d.            The Bumblebee Children’s Charity

e.            Communities Together East Anglia, West Suffolk

f.             River of Life Community Church, Haverhill

g.            Homestart Suffolk, West Suffolk

h.           Ormiston Families, West Suffolk

i.          Restitute CIC, West Suffolk

j.          Sharing Parenting – Community Outreach, Newmarket

k.         Still Good Food CIO, Bury St Edmunds

l.          Suffolk Mind, West Suffolk

m.       Anglia Care Trust, West Suffolk

n.        Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

o.         Brandon Festival

p.         SOS Bus CIO, Newmarket

q.         Honington and Sapiston Village Hall

r.         Newmarket Town Council

s.         Risby Village Hall

t.          Young Lives Vs Cancer, West Suffolk





Report author: Davina Howes

Publication date: 09/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2023

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